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Sunday, November 6, 2011

How to Draw a Viking Ship, a lesson for the Young Artist.

This how to draw a Viking ship is a free printable how to draw worksheet for the young artist. 

This free printable drawing worksheet, How To Draw A Viking Ship, is an artist skill builder for the young artist I designed for the kids who like Viking ships. You can easily draw this freehand by following the patterns below. It would make a great cover page on a report or a poster.

Learning to draw takes practice so do not give up if your project does not turn out the way you had hoped it would. Your frustration is a good sign and shows that you have the talent and know how you want your picture to look like. You only need to get your skill up to the level of your talent. So draw every day and soon you will be making beautiful pictures. Come back to my blog often and try some of my other projects.

  • With some printers, you can just highlight it and send it to your printer.
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  • Some printers work better if you first drag the image to your desktop and print from there.
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How to draw a Viking Ship worksheet for young artist.

Below are two links that may print better on some printers.
CLICK HERE for a file that may work better with some printers.
Some printers work better with a PDF format. To print in PDF CLICK HERE. On some systems you may first need to download the temporary file, next open the file by clicking the tab at the bottom of the screen, then you can print it.

If you like this project you might like to see how to draw a pirate ship.

Remember to draw the Viking ship large in the center of the paper. Use a light touch with a hard pencil so when you draw over it in marker the pencil will be easy to erase. Start with the shapes and work from the outline of the ship to the interior details. You can use coins or jar lids to draw perfect circles for when you are starting the rough draft of the Viking ship.

You don't have to draw it just like I did. Don't draw the Vikings until the end and keep them simple, remember they had long hair and beards so you can cover a lot up. Color the sail with red stripes. The hull of the ship could be brown or gray-brown the shields were made of wood and painted different designs but I left that up to you. Use contrasting colors to darken in the shadows. I didn’t draw this with attention to the shadows since it was a complicated drawing but you can figure out where you want the shadows, like under the shields or the hull of the ship.

Don't forget the background you can put your Viking ship at sea with a blue sky or in a bay with a village in the background. Enjoy!

Viking ship pencil drawing.

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